Leela is proud of the life she’s built. The 34-year-old mother financially supported her family, learnt the skills to stitch and crafted a life she cherishes. Her house sits among the villages of Vatika Kunj (a cluster in Naya Gaon) in Sohna Block, Haryana where she enjoys living with her family.
While Leela spends most of her time stitching, her economic condition was not sound sometime back. With the basic stitching know-how, Leela was not able to do much with her skills at work. It was during this time she learned about the Advanced Stitching Course being taught at Navjyoti India Foundation’s Rural Management and Training Institute.
She determined this was a solution to her needs and enrolled herself in the course.
The Advanced Stitching Course is part of Navjyoti India Foundation’s project – ‘Unnati’ and is supported by Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited. Through this program, Leela was determined to change her situation and strengthen her skills to support the family income. During the course, she got the opportunity to interact with the faculty at School of Fashion and Design in G.D. Goenka University and demonstrate her learning abilities. With consistent practice, Leela also worked on the orders from Navjyoti India Foundation’s partners in Spain.
Now Leela earns between Rs. 12,000/- to Rs. 15,000/- per month in tailoring studio set up at Navjyoti India Foundation’s Rural Management and Training Institute. She is proud of herself see get self – reliant and is able to save enough from her income for herself and her children for their future needs.